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Bryan Life 

A publication oi Bryan College 

Volume 34. Number 3 

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Rachel Evans '03 

Director of Advancement 
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What does "success" look like tor Bryan 
College? I believe our success is directly tied 
to a consistent focus on maintaining and 
enhancing our identity — knowing why God created our 
campus community and seeking to live out our calling. 
As God continues to grow the campus and extend our 
outreach, who we are ami what is most important to us 
will not waiver. We will ever cherish our mission of 
educating students to become servants of Christ to 
in, ike a difference in our world. 

One characteristic of our identity is our passion 
for a biblical worldview as manifested in the spiri- 
tual formation of each student. Anderson and Reese 
in their book Spiritual Mentoring say that "spirituali- 
ty is learning to pay attention to the presence of 
God in everything." That is especially true for 
Bryan as a Christian community. Jesus said the 
greatest of commandments, and hence our focus, is 
to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, 
soul, and mind, and to love others as we love 
ourselves (Matthew 22:36-39). At Bryan we seek 

• love God with our hearts through our wor- 
ship experience — chapel, church involvement, and 
Christian Life Formation classes, 

• love God with our minds through our cur- 
riculum where each course is taught from a biblical 

• love God with our souls through our residen- 
tial life program. In addition, the Bryan Center for 
Critical Thought and Practice and the Commoner 
Forum provide opportunities for our students to 

tackle significant cultural issues armed with 
enlightened minds and sharpened skills. 

• love others as we love ourselves by 
becoming servants of Christ through 
such as Break for Change mission trips. MLK 
Community Service Days, and Practical Christian 
Involvement programs. 

As Bryan continues to focus on what our 
Lord taught us as central to our lives, we will be 
blessed by Him and be a blessing to others. 
Bryan's sense ot community — integral to our 
existence and always part of our vision — is 
another characteristic of our identity. Bryan must 
continue to pursue spiritual formation in a rela- 
tional way — even as Jesus created us tor a rela- 
tionship with Him and with one another. 

In the next tew pages, you will see how 
Bryan has changed and is growing while never 
changing our focus and mission. I believe the 
best is yet to come. As God lays Bryan upon your 
heart, please pray that we will remain steadfast 
and focused. And thank you for giving generous- 
ly, sharing in the blessings of educating this gen- 
eration of Lions who will make a difference for 
Christ's Kingdom. 

Stephen D. Livesay. Ph.D 

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Firm Foundation 

HOW do you get to Bryan 
College? For alumni, ii s simply 
a mailer of driving up Bryan 
Drive (hopefully in the near Inline, ilie 
new entrance from U.S. 21) and finding a 
parking spare. 

For prospective students, there's the 
matter of test scores, academic transcripts, 

applications, campus visits, and the whole 
admissions process. Alumni who haven't 
been on campus in the past eight years or 
so might share a touch of uiijamiltariiy 
thai ueir students experience, as so much 
has changed. Sure, Mercer Hall (it used to 
he the Ad Building), Rudd and four of the 
residence halls are standing in their Jamil- 

Building Academics 

Seventeen majors. 38 options, and 
worldwide opportunities: those are 
three reasons to consider a Bryan 
College education. But that snapshot 
doesn't scratch the surface of what 
awaits a student who enrolls. 

It helps to add that seniors regu- 
larly score in the top percentiles of 
nationally normed major field exams. 
Its true that most graduates are 
accepted into the jobs or graduate 
programs of their choice. It is satisfy- 
ing to note that for 13 years U.S. News 
& World Report has ranked Bryan 
among the top baccalaureate colleges 
in the South. 

These achievements did not hap- 
pen by accident but are the result of 
deliberate steps to continually improve 
the educational program of the col- 
lege, a desire which spills over into 
planning for physical, social, and spiri- 
tual development as well. 

Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. 
Livesay pointed out that recognizing 
what Bryan is — a Christian liberal arts 
college — and the distinctives the 
administration and faculty wish to 
maintain, drives the direction of the 

"Most of our majors stem from the 
liberal arts," Dr. Livesay explained. "We 
have a strong general education pro- 
gram in the humanities and liberal 
arts. Since the faculty teach the gener- 
al education core as well as their major 
courses, our students experience a 
more holistic education. Our students 
are better prepared for the changing 
employment opportunities of the 

Since 2003, college officials have 
taken numerous steps to enhance the 
educational program. 

• In 20113, the college initiated an 
art internship program with 

far places, but now there's a library, a stu- 
dent center, a new residence hall, and 
Summers Gym looks very different. 

In this edition of Bryan Life we are 
taking a look back, focusing on physical 
and educational changes, and looking at 
how today's prospective students find their 
Way into the Bryan family. 

Chattanooga sculptor Cessna 
Decosimo, and began a series of inter- 
national internships. 

• In 2004, Dr. Livesay introduced 
the Bryan ("enter for Critical Thought 
and Practice, an umbrella organization 
designed to strengthen bonds with 
groups including the Center for 
Origins Research, Center for 
International Leadership, Passing the 
Baton International, and Summit. The 
center also provides scholarly 

on current issues, such as the recent 
"Evangelicals and Global Warming" 

• Began, in 2006, and received 
accreditation for, in 2007, a Master's in 
Business Administration program. 

• Added a Semester in Italy pro- 
gram m 20(16. 

• Added Christian Thought and 
Politics and Government majors in 

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• Added an Origins Studies minor 
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• Expanded the Aspire degree 
completion program to seven locations 
in Southeast Tennessee. 

• Initiated a December graduation 
ceremony in 2007. 

Dr. Livesay said these improve- 
ments have been designed to meet 
^^^ls and interests of students and to 
^rctigthen Bryan's influence in the 
area. The art internship, international 
internships and Semester in Italy were 
designed to offer current students new 
areas of training and experience, while 
the MBA and Aspire programs fill 
niches in the community other schools 
were not meeting. 

"Both the MBA and Aspire pro- 
grams were developed to offer adult 
students in Southeast Tennessee a qual- 
ity education taught from a biblical 
worldview." Dr. Livesay said. "'Adding 
iliese programs has had the benefits of 
increasing awareness of the college in 
our area and strengthening our faculty 
as we have added professors, particular- 
ly for the MBA program." 

In the traditional undergraduate 
program, the two newest majors. 
Christian Thought and Politics and 
^ ernment. have sprung from Bryan's 
rerots in biblical worldview education 
and acknowledgement of William 
Jennings Bryan's leading role in poli- 

tics in the late 19th and early 20th 

"Bryan's Christian Thought major 
encompasses a variety ot disciplines, 
from economics to Bible, with mi 
emphasis ot applying a biblical world- 
view." Dr. Livesay said." I his major 
will teach students how to think criti- 
cally, holistically, and Christianly. and it 
will be excellent preparation for any 
profession, as well as for graduate 
study in a variety of disciplines." 

The Politics and Covernment pro- 
gram grew out of student interest m 
the subject, developing from a minor 
in the communication studies program 
to become its own major. It is built on 
an integration of American history, 
philosophy, economics, political sci- 
ence, and governmental studies, with 
supporting courses drawn from com- 
munication studies. 

But a significant attraction of a 
Bryan education may be found in 
what happens outside the classroom — 
on campus and around the globe. 

"The reason our students do so well 
on major field tests, get into the finest 
graduate schools, and immediately step 
into very good positions. I believe, is 
the relationship between faculty and 
students." Dr. Livesay said. "When fac- 
ulty relate to students personally, it 
makes the students desire to do their 
very best. As we grow, we are commit- 

ted to maintaining this distinctive, 
where students are known by name 
and can develop wonderful personal 
relationships with faculty outside the 

Internships have developed from a 
desire to expand students' global out- 
look and to demonstrate that they can 
be missionaries in whatever vocation 
they serve. "Students taking the 
Missions: Foundations and Applications 
class have traveled to Micronesia in the 

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Pacific to Rwanda in Africa, using the 
skills they have learned in their various 
majors — psychology, English, computer 
science, and more — in real-world situa- 
tions even as they share the love of 
Christ. It's exciting to see how God has 
worked in our students' lives to give 
them a heart for missions even as He 
confirms or perhaps changes their voca- 
tional paths." 

The college's "Vision 20/21)" long- 
range plan calls for growing to 1.200 
traditional students, a move to strength- 
en the financial foundation and enhance 
the educational program while main- 
taining the spirit of community that 
marks Bryan. 

"With a student body that size, and 
maintaining our current student-faculty 
ratio, about 14-1. we will be in a posi- 
tion to have four or five faculty mem- 
bers in each major, offering a broader 
range of concentrations or cognates, and 
reducing the number of class prepara- 
tions required of faculty now," Dr. 
Livesay said. 

"We believe Bryan offers an out- 
standing education now, but as we grow, 
we are convinced that we will be in an 
even better position to offer students a 
program which will equip them even 
better to become servants of Christ to 
make a difference in today's world." 

Building Admissions 

"Does it fit?" may be one of the 
most important questions high school 
students can ask when considering 
Bryan College, because it's a question 
they will hear as they work their way 
through the admissions process. 

Michael Sapienza. Bryan's director 
of enrollment management, said the 
college is "looking for students who 
fit our mission, who thrive in an aca- 
demically challenging environment. 
and who want to be in an atmosphere 
that fosters spiritual growth." 

But turning a good fit into an 
enrollment decision is a process, not 
an event, he said. 

"Entering high school, students 
need to consider building a resume of 
extracurricular activities, community 
work, church work, so they show 
more than good grades and good test 
scores to admission officers. This is 
important for the financial aid side of 
things as well." 

Beginning in the junior year, a 
high school student should consider 
taking — even taking several times — 
admissions tests such as the ACT or 
SAT (Bryan requires the ACT or SAT 
for admission). It's during the junior 
year that finding sources for financial 

aid becomes more important. 

"There are deadlines for state and 
federal aid programs, as well as pn 
aid sources." Mr. Sapienza said. "But 
it's important to be aware of — and 
meet — deadlines for institutional aid I 
Beginning in the fall of the stuj 
dent's senior year, applications for 
admission, financial aid, and housing 
need to be submitted according to the 
school's published schedule. 

"At Bryan we have a rolling 
admission schedule, so an applicant 
may be accepted as early as Sept. 1 of 
his senior year." Mr. Sapienza said 
application, the appropriate fee. three 
references, academic transcripts and 
ACT or SAT scores are required 
before the college will make an ad 
sion decision. 

He recommended that before a 
student enrolls at any college, he or 
she should visit the campus and spend 
the night, if possible. 

"I believe a student will have a 
difficult time visualizing what it 
would be like to attend a school wjk 
out visiting and spending the mgh,^^ 
he said. Bryan offers a number of 
overnight visitation events throughout 

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tlie year, and admissions personnel are 
glad to schedule special visits as well to 
help prospective students make an 
informed decision. 

"Our admissions counselors are an 
integral part of the process," he said. 
"They ask questions and listen for 
answers. This process helps them con- 
nect prospective students with the peo- 
ple who can best answer their questions 
as they seek God's direction in their 
college decisions." 

While the goal is to encourage stu- 
dents to enroll at Bryan, Mr. Sapienza 
acknowledged that the "fit" might not 

right in some cases. "We do not 
"Want to bring students here to fail. 
Bringing someone here for one year 
and having them leave does not do 
anybody any good. Our goal is a suc- 
cessful outcome — spiritually, socially, 
and academically. 

"We have some objective measures 
about academic success; our six-year 
graduation rate is one of the best in the 
state and is much higher than that of 
public universities. And our seniors 
consistently rank in the top percentiles 
of national major field exams. 
Spiritually and socially our seniors and 
graduates express high degrees of satis- 
faction with their experience at Bryan. 

"These things make me think our 
admissions process is helping prospec- 
tive students make good decisions 
•iout Bryan, and the rest of the college 
nmmunity is doing an outstanding job 
of making those who enroll feel part of 
the Bryan family." 

Taylor Hasty: 

With all his studying and base- 

Sharing his love tor Bryan 

ball, he still had time to meet "a 

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wonderful woman -Julie 

K I'^Bb 

Thompson," whom he married not 

long after graduation. 

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"I appreciated the fact that the 

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rules (at Bryan) are more of a 
framework for accountability rather 


than a law that is hanging over your 
head." he said of his days as a stu- 

■ ^ or Taylor Hasty. '06, four 

1 i years of Bryan College wasn' 

t Another aspect of life he experi- 

-A_ enough, so he decided to 

enced, and still observes, at Bryan is 

Stick around and encourage others to the way student get along with 

consider a college he loves. 

each other. "They seem to have a 

"I care for Bryan College." he 

unique ability to come from so 

said of his job as an admissions 

many different backgrounds spiritu- 

counselor. "It's not hard for me to 

ally as well as socially and retain 

share that passion with students and 

cohesiveness between each other." 

parents and invite them to invest 

While he is delighted with his 

their time and money here." 

two Bryan jobs, he hopes one day 

At the same time, he is able to 

to have ONE job of his own: head 

enjoy another passion, baseball, as he baseball coach at a college. "A 

serves as an assistant coach tor the 

coach has greater discipleship 

Lions' baseball team under the lead- 

opportunities than many people 

ership of Head Coach Joel Johnson. 

do," he said. 

"It's a blessing from God and from 

As he waits for the opportunity 

my superiors to allow me to coach 

to move full-time into the coaching 

at the college level when I'm right 

ranks, he is excited to be part of the 

out of college; that's unusual." 

effort to help build enrollment 

Taylor said he came to Bryan, 


where he majored in history and 

"I love Bryan College." he said. 

played baseball, because "I felt God 

"1 think this is one of the best 

led me here. I enjoyed the commu- 

times in Bryan history to be here. I 

nity atmosphere and the interaction 

think exciting changes are in the 

between professors and students. 

works that will take Bryan to the 

Those are two things that make our 

next level in size and excellence." 

college different." 

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Summers Gymnasium from Robinson Hall 

Building the Campus 

Office/Dressing Room Wing, Summers Gym 

Five years ago, it seemed like 
everything was new at Bryan College. 
The Class of 2003 had studied in the 
"old" Administration Building and stu- 
dents were still excited about new 
classrooms, a new library, a completed 
Latimer Student Center, and a road 
around - instead of through - the 
campus. But the Class of 2005 had 
enrolled, finding all this "new'' to be 
the only Bryan College they had 

In February 2003, the Class of 
2003 — along with the rest of the col- 
lege community — received one more 
dose of "new": Dr. Stephen D. Livesay 
became the college's seventh president. 

Today, "new" is a word heard regu- 
larly, as the college is experiencing a 
period of planned — and sustained — 
growth, with physical facilities being 
added or adapted to meet a growing 
enrollment, a broadening academic 
program, and a vision for God to 
touch the world through Bryan 

"Our desire is for Bryan to be the 
distinctive choice for evangelical stu- 
dents among colleges that offer a liber- 
al arts education built on the founda- 

tion of a biblical world and life view." 
Dr. Livesay said. 

"We have to address the quality ot 
life factor, which is why we have the 
fitness center, why we will rework the 
cafeteria this summer, why we have 
the latest technology in the classrooms 
and on campus, and why a new 
entrance is so vital." 

The fitness center and new tech- 
nology only scratch the surface ot the 
physical improvements in the past sev- 
eral years. 

• The Rankin Communication 
Studies Center was dedicated in 2003. 
This state-of-the-art building houses a 
digital editing lab, work space for the 
campus newspaper and yearbook Staffs, 
a conference room, and offices for fac- 
ulty and the Worldview Teams. 
Contractors and college maintenance 
personnel converted the former shop 
and art building into this beautiful 
new facility. 

• Robinson Hall, a residence hall 
for women, was built in 2003-06. and 
dedicated to the memory of F.E. 
Robinson, an incorporator and first 
chairman of the college board of 

• The Henning Natural Science 
Museum reopened in 2006. returning 
to public display many of the speci- 
mens that had been salvaged and 
restored following the tire of February 

• Rhea House, formerly home f^ 
the college president and later a men^P' 
residence hall, was converted to offices 
for the Advancement Department. 

• The Bryan Polyclinic, opened in 
the refurbished first floor of the 
Rankin Center in 2007. provides space 
for the college's first full-service doc- 
tor's office, offering medical services to 
both the college and Dayton commu- 

• Athletics and health and fitness 
improvements include additions to 
Summers Gymnasium, completed in 
2o(iS to provide offices for coaches, 
new dressing rooms, and fitness areas 
for students. In 2006, an athletic train- 
ing facility was added to the game 
floor level of Summers, even as a two- 
court practice gym was built adjacent 
to the maintenance building. 

• Mercer Hall was named in mel 
ory of Dr. Theodore Mercer, Bryan's 
fourth president, in 2005. In 2007. a 

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Bryan Polyclinic 

Rankin Communication Studies Center 

display ofwatercolor paintings of state capitols. "The 
Magnificent Fifty." by Dayton artist Susan Wilhoit. was 

A continuing awareness of academic needs lias driven 
- and continues to drive — plans tor campus development, 
Dr. Livesay said. 

"For example, we have a terrific mock trial team, a 
^Kate club, and a new choral group that need additional 
practice and performance facilities. We need another 
venue in which to give students the opportunity to per- 
lonn in the arts." 

Perhaps more closely related to growing numbers 
than academic matters, Dr. Livesay stressed the need for 
renovations to expand seating capacity in Rudd 
Auditorium "so the entire Bryan community can worship 

The linchpin to future development of the physical 
campus. Dr. Livesay believes, is the new entrance which 
has received all necessary regulatory approvals. 

"I believe for the college to move to the next level, 
we must have a new entrance for access and visibility to 
the community." he said. "The entrance gives that initial 
impression, a testimony to who we are as a private 
Christian liberal arts college. I've often said that we have 
a wonderful house, but the front porch needs work. The 
new entrance will give a tremendous boost to the com- 
munity and the college." 

East Face of Robinson Hall 

Exhibits in Henning Museum 

A LOT TO ME... I ^ 

Nell Pears i) n has traveled the world as a mis- 
sionary since she graduated from Bryan in I'M 1 '. 
but she has never forgotten the lessons she 
learned on Bryan Hill. 

"Bryan means a lot to me," she said. "It gave me the 
foundation I needed for missionary ministry. 1 want to see 
the college continue in a great way." 

Miss Pearson transferred to Bryan after learning about 
the Dayton school in a God-appointed coincidence. "I was 
working nights at the Young Women's Christian Association 
in Dallas, where we had rooms for transients and longer- 
term residents." she explained. "Somebody came through 
who had been to Bryan" and told her about the college. 
leading her to transfer for her sophomore year. 

She majored in English because she liked English and 
literature. She wanted to major in Bible but wound up a 
credit short of that goal when she graduated. 

Reflecting on her time as a student. Miss Pearson said, 
"The most important thing in my life was the spiritual 
influence, the foundation in the Scripture, the emphasis to 
serve the Lord. Missions was really emphasized. That con- 
firmed my calling to serve the Lord as a missionary." 

Several times she heard Mrs. James Stewart speak in 
chapel. "She and her husband founded and directed the 
European Evangelistic Crusade mission." Miss Pearson said. 
"I got to know her and know about that mission. When I 
graduated I wrote EEC and asked if they needed help in 
the office. They did. and I spent two years working in the 
office in Buffalo. N.Y" 

As the Lord provided funds, she left for Austria, where 
she spent the next 41 years as a missionary. "The mission's 
primary focus was on evangelism," she said. "That was what 
Europe needed — still does." 

Her efforts included child evangelism, children's min- 
istry. Sunday school, children's church, weekday Bible stud- 

ies, operating a lending library for Christian material, lead- 
ing a camp ministry m the summers for 35 years, and vaca- 
tion Bible schools. 

"One of my greatest efforts was showing Moody 
Science films. The Lord opened doors in hundreds of 
schools, jails, old people's homes over 20 years." she said. 
One major ministry was organizing teams for evangelism 
with a Gospel caravan, which was used widely year-round. 

In I ''"'2. she moved to South Africa and worked for a 
year and a halt until health issues forced her to return to 
the M. ties m April 1994. ^t i 

Miss Pearson volunteered part-time for several years at 
Rio Grande Bible Institute before moving to be near the 
school in Edinburg. Texas, in 1999. Now she volunteers in 
the office of the library at RGBI. 

Too busy to be "retired." Miss Pearson also volunteers at j 
the Wycliffe Center in Dallas each fall, and has made mis- 
sion trips to Mexico. Republic of Georgia. Russia, and 
Austria. In 2001, she was recognized as Bryan's Alumna of 
tli e Year. 

Miss Pearson realizes the value of the education — spiri- 
tual and academic — she received at Bryan, and plans to pur- 
chase an annuity which will leave a legacy at her alma 

"I would like to share a little bit of what the Lord has 
given me," she said. "1 appreciate Bryan that much. I also 
want to encourage other alumni to contribute. Bryan 
means that much to me. 

"Our class verse. Ps.ilm 32:S -"I will instruct thee and 
teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; 1 will guide 
thee with mine eye' - has been a guiding light for my lif e^^ 
I Ik- Lord Jesus has been so good and faithful through thc^H 
/ears, and I give Him all the glory. It has been a privilege 
to share Christ, but the greater joy is to know one day I 
will see him face to \~m.<.-." 

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"Be Xnown? 

Did you know that seven out of 
every ten people die without a 

When this happens: 

* there is often unnecessary 

expense, including a bond 

* the court specifies distribution 

* the court selects a guardian 

for minor children 

* the court denies any gift to charity 

Most important, a powerful opportunity is 
missed for the expression of your hopes and 
dreams for the future. 

Many individuals and families utilize the 
personally prepared will to communicate 
specific wishes - for family, special friends, 
and the permanent support of charitable 

A charitable bequest can be made in a 
number of ways, including a fixed amount, 
specific property, or a percent of the estate. 

For information on how to prepare a will 
and what to include, we invite you to write 
or call our Office of Planned Giving for a 
"Wills and Estate Planning" brochure. 




Jim Batth 


721 Bryan Drive 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321 

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MBA/Business programs accredited 

Bryan's Master of Business Administration pro- 
gram was accredited by the Commission on 
Colleges of the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools (SACS) at the Commission's 
December 2007 meeting. Academic Vice President Dr. 
Cal White announced. 

Bryan received authorization from the Commission 
on Colleges in December 2005 to begin an MBA pro- 
gram, and enrolled the first students in August 2006. 
Today, 48 students are enrolled in the MBA program in 
four groups or cohorts. The first cohort is scheduled to 
graduate in May. 

Dr. Ray Smith. MBA director, said the program is 
designed to accommodate students who are "mid-career 
professionals who have to keep up with the demands of 
their jobs, who have families, and are full-time stu- 

In addition to the MBA accreditation, Bryan's 

undergraduate business programs have been accredited 
by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business 
Education (IACBE), department chair Dr. William Lay 
has announced. 

"Accreditation on this level is the recognition that 
our business program's academic and operational per- 
formance is excellent," Dr. Lay said. "The accreditation 
process is another means by which students, parents, 
the business community and other constituencies of 
the college can be assured that our business degree 
programs meet high standards of excellence and tollo, 
best practices in business education." 

IACBE is an internationally recognized accrediting 
body for business and business-related degree programs 
in four-year and graduate institutions which measures 
the effectiveness of business education through out- 
comes assessment. Nearly 200 institutions in the United 
States and abroad have earned IACBE accreditation. 


Tromanhauser named alumni director 

David Tromanhauser. '80, is Bryan's new alumni 
director, replacing Warren Cole, '03, who 
resigned in December 2007 to pursue his stu- 
dio art and custom concrete countertop business. 

After graduating with a degree in history. David 
worked in sales and youth ministry in Dallas, Texas; 
Charlotte, N.C.: Atlanta. Ga.; and Indiana before mov- 
ing to Dayton 4fi years ago. 

Coming to work at Bryan "truly has been a dream 
of mine, a vision for many years," he said. "The day 
after the fire (in 2000). I drove over to Bryan from 
Charlotte, and Tom Kemner (then vice president for 
advancement) approached me about joining the statt. 

I've wanted to work and help at Bryan since then." 
David said he sees his primary responsibility as 
helping people "in my generation - the mid-'70s to 
late '80s - build and rebuild relationships with the col- 
lege, and to continue connecting with the older and 
more recent generations. Alumni play a key role in sup- 
porting their alma mater, in prayer and funding, and 
I'm excited to help with that. 

"This is a marvelous place to be, one of the pre- 
mier private institutions in the country," he said. "I'm 
delighted to be here and to be able to help our alumrfl 
see how they have a critical part in making Bryan all 
that the Lord wants it to be." 

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Gary Phillips and 
William E. Brown, to be 
released this April from 
Sheffield Publishing. 
John Stonestreet. '97. 
executive director of 
Summit Ministries and 
assistant professor of 
Bible at Bryan College, oversaw the revision. 

Despite a growing body of evangelical literature on 
worldview, Mr. Stonestreet suggests that this book 
remains unique. "There are excellent books that coni- 

ary Phillips 
William E. Bwwn 
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e on the lookout pare worldviews (e.g.. Jim Sire's The Universe Next 
for a revised. Door), there are excellent books that contrast the 

expanded edition biblical worldview with other worldviews (e.g.. David 
of the classic worldview Noebel's Understanding the Times), and there are a few 
survey text. Making Sense excellent books that help one construct a biblical 
i»/"V'u»r World, by Drs. W. worldview (e.g., Nancy Pcarcey's Total Truth)" he said. 

"But Making Sense qfYout World otters a basic, accessible 
introduction to biblical worldview that covers all of 
these aspects of worldview thinking.'" 

The new edition has been restructured to separate 
the examination of the biblical worldview from the 
examination of theism, in part because of the emer- 
gence of Islam as a major worldview player. Other 
changes include an extended examination of postmod- 
ernism and a new chapter on how to evaluate world- 
views. The book will be available from as 
well as the Bryan College bookstore. 

Trafficking addressed at conference 



Bryan students and guests from the area had an 
intense look at the evil of human trafficking m 
the 21st century in January during "Scourge"' a 
conference sponsored by Students Stopping the 
Trafficking of People (SSTOP) and the Center for 
International Leadership. 

Keynote speakers Christine Dolan. a journalist ded- 
icated to the cause of ending slavery, and Abe Lee. a 
representative of the U.S. State Department's Office to 
Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, reviewed 
tistics and human stories that brought the problem 
rom a global abstraction to a present reality. 

Paul Gutacker, a senior who helped organize the 
conference, said students from seven other colleges 
attended, and one of those college groups has organ- 
ized its own SSTOP chapter. 

Because of the interest shown in the subject. "I 
think Bryan has the potential to become a center for 
evangelicals to deal with this problem, as well as other 
social injustices."' he said. "I'd like to see students from 
Bryan going out to fight trafficking full-time. I've 
heard students say. 'There's no way I cannot do some- 
thing." I'm really excited to think about what can hap- 
pen five years from now." 

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Making an 

Students mark MLK 
Day with service 

Bryan faculty, staff and students 
spent Jan. 2 1 , working 
throughout the area in the 
college's fourth annual MLK 
Community Service Day. 
Approximately 700 persons were 

Worksites ranged from down- 
town Dayton where workers 
washed windows, picked up trash, 
and painted and cleaned a church: 
to locations in Graysville and 
Spring City where they raked 
yards, cleaned houses, and did 
building repairs; to area parks at 
Old Washington, Frasier and 
Pocket Wilderness where they 
picked up trash and cleared brush. 
One group traveled to Dunlap to 
help clear an area to build a track 
for the railroad club and museum 
there. The Chamber Singers pre- 
sented short concerts at area 
retirement homes. 

One work team went to the 
home ofWill and Pam (Olson) 
Sarrell, both '97, and tore down 
and burned an outbuilding on 
their property. 

Will, a captain in the U.S. 
Army deployed to Iraq, wrote the 
following email to Dr. Travis 
Ricketts, who coordinated the 
MLK Day projects: 

To Paul 'Tacky' Middlekauff and the rest of the PCI Student* who helped Mrs. 
Sarrell, THANK YOU! 

I just finished talking to my wife on the phone and she told me how the demo- fl 
liiion of the dilapidated house on our property went. She said it was done 
before lunch! Won'! Thanks so much for helping my wife and kids. 

Pam also mentioned that a Times Free Press reporter was there so I looked up 
the article in today's online edition. I am so grateful for the willingness of the 
students at Bryan and am humbled by what 1 read: '"Paul 'Tacky' Middlekauff 
a sophomore majoring in business, said many Bryan students signed up early to 
get the job of helping Mrs. Sarrell and her family because of Iter husband's mili- 
tary service. 'We feel like we're in the best group.' he said. 

The outpouring of support we in the military are receiving is fantastic! Much of 
the time, my wife feels like she's all alone up there on Dayton Mountain. Your 
helping her out was more than just moving junk to a burn pile. It was rejuve- 
nating for her. I'm sure. Thanks so much for all that you did. 

May God richly bless each of you for your selflessness! 

CPT Will Sarrell 
HHD, 1-1 81 FA 
Camp Bucca. Iraq 
APO AE 09375 


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Dr. Jud Davis. Mr. Bill Harle and Ms. Ms. Michele Pascucci traveled to 

Laura Kaufmann attended an Spain to complete and submit her doc- 

"Emerging Technologies" workshop in coral dissertation. She is to defend the 

Banner Elk, N.C., in November. dissertation in the spring. 

Dr. Steve DeGeorge has had an article 
titled "The Things They Bring to 
School" published in the Winter 2007- 
G8 edition oCThe Journal of the Assembly 
for Expanded Perspectives on Learning. He 
also was the keynote speaker at the 
Association of Christian Schools 
International administrators conference 
in Budapest, Hungary, in February. 

Ms. Laura Kaufmann and Dr. Clark 
Rose represented the college at the 
annual meeting of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and 
Schools/Commission on Colleges in 
New Orleans, La., in December. 

Ms. Marlene Fouts attended the 
Council for Christian Colleges and 
Universities Career Professionals confer- 
ence at Taylor University in November. 

Dr. Scott Jones led a married couples 
rcii cat for New Union Baptist Church 
in January. 

Dr. Doug Kennard's review of the 
book Knocking on Heaven's D<uirby 
I >avid ( rump, has been published in the 
Stone-Campbell Journal. Dr. Kennard also 
presented papers at the Evangelical 
Theological Society and Evangelical 
Philosophical Society meetings in 
Memphis, Teim., in March. 

Dr. Sigrid Luther took four students 
to the Tennessee Music Teachers 
Association state collegiate piano com- 
petition: all received superior ratings and 
one also received an honorable mention. 
She also presented a master class for the 
Bryan College Community Music 
School in November. 

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Dr. Drew Randle preached at 
Birchwood Baptist Church in January, 
and, in February, led a youth retreat for 
Grace Bible Church. 

Karen Randen. landscaping coordina- 
tor, was named staff member of the 
summer in recognition of her efforts to 
beautify and maintain the campus. In 
presenting the award. President Dr. 
Stephen D. Livesay pointed out Ms. 
Rauden's planning and design skills, her 
heart for mentoring her student workers 
and her contribution to the community 
demonstrated by designing landscaping 
for the new Rhea Medical Center. 

Mr. Earl Reed is serving on the 
Appalachian College Association's NSF 
Student Scholarship Committee, which 
reviews applications for scholarships for 
students in the sciences and pre-service 
science teachers. 

Doug Schott. director of physical plant. .in East Tennessee delegate to the 
second annual National Congress for 
Secure Communities in Washington, 
D.C., in December. 

Mrs.Tami Tullberg his agreed to serve 
another year as a member of the board 
of directors of the Tennessee Association 
of College Stores. 

Dr. Ken Turner conducted a youth 
retreat in Gatlinburg.Tenn., in January. 

Dr. Cal White attended the 
Appalachian College Association Dean's 
Council meeting in Pipestem. WVa., in 

Dr. Mel Wilhoit has been invited to 

present a paper at the Middle Tennesse-s 
State Conference "Farther Along," an^ 
examination of Southern Gospel Music. 
He sang in Christmas concerts with Dr. 
Glenn Draper at Lake Junaluska 
Assembly in North Carolina, and with 
the Chattanooga Symphony Chorus for 
Christmas pops concerts in December. 

Dr. Todd Wood's research paper "Toll- 
Like Receptor Genes (TLRs) from 
Capitella capitata and Helobdella robusta 
(Annelida)" was published in the inter- 
national journal Developmental and 
Comparative Immunology. Former stu- 
dents Natalie Best, '07, and Chads 
Davidson. '07, co-authors of the paper, 
conducted the research upon which the 
paper was based. Dr. Wood said this is 
the first time a paper by Bryan students 
and based on research conducted at the 
college has been published in a major 
scientific journal. £ 


Mrs. Tabitha Bechler. formerly part- 
time receptionist, has become a full-time 
staff member with the addition of duties 
as distance learning coordinator. 
Mr. Ronnie Masengale has joined the 
operations staff as a maintenance and 
repair worker. 

Dr. Travis Ricketts. formerly part-time 
history professor and part-time director 
of Practical Christian Involvement, will 
be a full-time faculty member beginning 
with the Fall 2008 semester. 


Mrs. Toks Brown has resigned as per- 
sonnel director/finance assistant as she 
pursues a graduate degree. 
Mr. Warren Cole resigned as alumni 
coordinator to pursue his studio art and 
custom concrete countertop business.^B 
Mr. Bryan Day has resigned as an ^^^ 
admissions counselor to enter the Master 
of Divinity program at Southeastern 
Baptist Theological Seminary. 

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a letter to 




Dear Bryan Family, 

It is truly an honor to serve you as Alumni 
Director. It lias long been a desire of my heart to 
come back and help Bryan College in any way possi- 
ble. God has a unique and wonderful way of prepar- 
ing us for new venues, for new chapters in our lives. 
He has spent many years preparing me. 

Several years ago, then-Vice President Tom 
Kemner and two trustees approached me with the 
concept of coming on staff at the college. I was 
intrigued and deeply interested. However, it was not 
Cod's time tor me to come. I was Living in 
Charlotte, N.C., travelling with my job a great deal 
and also running a rapidly growing sports ministry at 
my church. Calvary Church. In two years, we went 
from serving 4(H) children to almost 2000 children, 
ministering to families through sports. In the midst 
of that. I was crushed with the reality of a brutal and 
painful divorce. It was a divorce I did not want nor 
seek. 1 lost everything-my job. my home, my ministry. 
It was through that experience I rediscovered the 
greatest family in the world, the family of Bryan 
College Alumni. 

The outpouring of love and support was over- 
whelming. Several alums made it possible for me to 
move back to Dayton to raise im two teenaged sons 
b\ myself. 

God was not done by a long shot. Little did I 
know he was preparing another Bryan alum through 
much the same circumstances, to bring us together, to 
glorify His name. 

On January 1. 2005, in the famous Rhea County 
courthouse, surrounded by many Bryan alums, with 
Rev. Ron Ruark. '80. presiding, Anna Barth and I were 
married. Since then, God has been preparing us for 
this opportunity, this chance to reconnect, to minister, 
to educate, to inform, and to remind you all of the 
great and marvelous family you belong to - the family^^^ 
of Bryan College. As Joel 2:25 says, "He has restored 
what the locust had devoured!" 

1 share this story with you to, first, let you see 
what has happened in my life. Second, I want to con- 
vey to you that even if things have fallen down around 
you. or if your life is not like you imagined it would 
be, or if you have been blessed beyond measure, you 
have a guaranteed seat at the table of fellowship on the 
campus of Bryan College. 

Please let me know how and what you are doing. I 
am truly interested in hearing the stories - the good 
and bad, all of it. (Bill Sjoblom, '80, has a 1 -year-old 
child! I have two grandchildren older than that!) As 
Nancy Ruark has said about me, between my wife and 
my job. I may never quit smiling! She is right. 

I look forward to seeing all of you very soon. 

In His Grace, 
David Tromanhauser 
Alumni Director 


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has moved to the Rhea County 
Nursing Home in Dayton, Tenn. She 
is able to walk to meals and stroll in 
the yard with the aid of a cine. She 
invites friends to contact her at 
Rhea County Nursing Home. 7900 
Rhea County Highway, Dayton. TN 


Class Representatives 
1954: Ginny Seguine Schatz 
1956: Bud Schatz 

was grand marshal for Dayton's Old 
Fashioned Christmas Parade in 
December. Dr. Cornelius was recog- 
nized for his efforts to educate the 
public about the Scopes Trial and to 
preserve Rhea County history. He 
serves as a director of the Rhea 
County Historical and Genealogical 
Society and chairman of the 
Society'- Scopes Trial and Heritage 
Museum committee. 

1960s %; 


and Jennifer Anne Roach were mar- 
ried December 28, 2007, in Lenoir 
City, Tenn. They are making their 
home in Dayton. 

JIM BOOTH, '67. retired July 31, 
2007, after more than 40 years in 
public education service in 
Tennessee and Michigan. His final 
nine years were spent as superin- 
tendent for Montague Area Public 
Schools in Michigan. After retiring, 
lie and his wife. Patty, moved to 
Washington. N.C.. to be nearer their 


Class Representative 
1971: Mayc Hayes Jepson 


has retired after 30 years of teaching 
and moved from Mechanicsburg, 
Pa., to Waymart, Pa., following the 
death of her husband. Randy, in 
2006. She now lives near Randy's 
family and many of their friends. 
She said, "'The Lord has given me 
many opportunities to give a word 
of encouragement to people who 
are facing difficult situations in their 
lives." She invites classmates to con- 
tact her at 41 Belmont St., Waymart. 
PA 18472. 

JERRY LEVENGOOD, '76. prin- 
cipal of Rhea County High School 
in Evensville. Tenn.. was named 
Tennessee Secondary School 
Athletic Association's Principal of 
the Year for District 3. The award 
recognizes principals who exhibit 
and encourage ethics and integrity. 

MIKE WOOD, '78. has been 

named the 2< ll >7 Tennessee boys' 
cross country Coach of the Year by 
the National Federation of State 
High School Associations. Mike, 
who also serves as track and field 
coach at McCallie School in 
Chattanooga, has been honored 
numerous times for his track and 
field efforts. He was cited for 
coaching his injury-plagued team 
to a seventh-place finish in the 
Tennessee Secondary School 
Athletic Association's state champi- 
onships and boasted a member of 
the all-state team. 


Class Representatives 
1980: Tom Branson 
1984: Paulakav Franks 
1985: Steve Stcwan 
1986: Gina Lyles Hays 
1987: Laura kauftnann 
1988: Brett Rocs 
1989: Gretchen Mann Sanders 


Richard Cornelius 

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'80, served as chairman of rhe 
Rhea County, Tenn., 
Committee this past year. Festivities 
culminated on Dec. 3. 2007, when 
county officials buried a time cap- 
sule and dedicated a timeline in a 
sidewalk at the Rhea County 
Courthouse highlighting significant 
events in the county's history. 

SUSAN (SMITH), '80, and Dave 
HARRIS celebrated their 25th 
wedding anniversary with a trip to 
Hawaii in July 2007. The Harrises 
and their sons live in Winston 
Salem, N.C. 


his wife, Chinyere, lead Eternal 
Word Communication Ministries, 
providing educational opportunities 
tor children and youth in Nigeria. 
From their headquarters in 
Norwalk, Calif., the Nwankpas are 
raising funds to build a dormitory 
tor their secondary school, and to 
provide school supplies and to 
cover the cost of transporting sup- 
plies from the United States to 

Daren works for the North 
Carolina State Bureau of 
Investigation as a computer foren- 
sics analyst. They anticipate moving 
to Greensboro as Daren will be 
working in the new crime lab 
there. Cindy is busy taking care of 
Phillip, 3, and Charlie, 16 months. 

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DARIN GREGG, '89. and Brenna 
Emerson were married Sept. 14. 
2007, in Colorado | 
Springs, Colo. 
Brenna works for 
an organization 
which provides 
non-medical assi-. 
tance for the eld- 
erly, and Darin is 
a correspondence 
assistant at Focus Darin and 

on the Family. 



INDY (RENEGAR), '89. and 
Daren MELSON recently moved 
i the Raleigh. N. C, area where 

Class Representative 

1991: Debbie MacNab Gegerson 


received her MFA in creative writ- 
ing from Lesley University in 
Cambridge. Mass.. in June 2007. 
She was a 2006 finalist for the Joy 
Harjo poetry award and, in 2007. 
received a substantial monetary 
award from the Dorothy Sargent 
Rosenberg Memorial Fund for her 

poem "Midsummer's Eve." Her first 
collection of poetry. Gathering 
Stones, published by Celtic Cat 
Publishing, was released in 

PEGGY SHOE, '91. reports that 
she continues as a substitute teacher 
for Denver. Colo., public schools 
and two Christian schools in the 
area. She has begun work on a 
Master of Arts in Teaching program 
on-line through Liberty University. 


ER. '95. com- 
pleted her law 
degree at 
School of Law 
in May 2007. 
and passed the 
Tennessee Bar 
exam in 
October 2007. 
She is an assix- 
tant public defender in 
McMinnville.Tenn., where she lives 
with her husband. Shane, and 
daughters. Annie and Emma. 

PHILIP, 93x. and Helen HAY 
announce the birth ot their son. 
Barnaby James, on Dec. l!S,2on7. 
Barnaby weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz.. and 
was 21 inches long. The Hay family 
lives in Kent, United Kingdom. 

SUSAN (DIEBOLD), '92. and 
Ken HARRISON announce the 
birth of their seventh child. 
Annelise Danielle, on Oct. 17, 
2007. She joins siblings Ashlyn. 
Scott. Graham. Aleah. Kayleen, and 
Alexianne. The Harrison family- 
lives near Charlotte, N.C. where 
Susan is a stay-at-home mom and 
home school teacher. Ken is co- 

Trencna, Vnnie, and 

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owner of Charlotte Design Build, a 
remodeling company. She would love to 
hear from old friends. Her email address 

CHRIS, '94. and CHANIN 
send their greetings to friends and 
reported that they recently spent an 
evening in Richmond. Va.. with 
friends ERIK, '92. and Becky 
'92; MARC NEDDO, '92; and 
MANN, both '92. 

TARA (LUTHER). '96. and 

Brent RANDALL announce the 
birth of their daughter, Celia 
Grace, on Nov. 16. 2007. Celia 
made her first plane ride across the 
United States to spend Christmas 
with her grandparents. DRS. 
'95H. She visited the Bryan cam- 
pus, but was not willing to declare 
her major. 

and Dr. Mark MARSALIS live in 
Clovis. N.M.. where Mark is an 
agronomist for New Mexico 
State University. After ending 10 
years as an accountant. Karen is 
now a full-time mom but still 

( hris and Chanin Gilman, Erik and Beck} Edwards Dan 
Bryant, Marc Ncddo, and Doug and Susi Mann 





at their 


The ilyn and Vlex 

Marsahses Marsalis 

have two children, Alex, 3, and 

Gwendolyn, 18 months. 

JOHN, '97. and CRISTIE (SIMP- 

(announce the 
(birth of their 
I Suzanne, on 
jFeb 21.2(107. 
(weighed 5 lbs.. 
1 12 ozs., and was 
20 in. long. 
She joins big 

brother, Zaeh, 3. The family lives in 

Alpharetta, Ga. 


Matt Manning were married July 9, 
2005, and now live in Statesville. 
N. C, where she works as a high 
school biology teacher. Matt is a 
firefighter and in the Coast Guard 
Reserves. Bryan alumni at their 
wedding included KORIE OTTO, 

/.uli and Catelyn 

Marl and Tiffany 


CARDEN, '97; 
(KITTLE), '98, 
and BRIAN 
DUNCAN, '99; 
MARK) VAUGHN, '98; and 

MELODY (OWENS), '98, and 
Joshua SIMMONS announce the 
birth of their second daughter, 
Morgan Elizabeth, on Jan. 1. 
Morgan joins big sister Sarah, 2. 
The Simmons family lives in 
Norfolk. Va. 

2000s i; 

Class Representatives 
2001: Elizabeth Miller 
2002: Jonathan Mobley 
2003: Matt Lowe 
2004: Taylor Smith 
2005: Barton Stone 
2006: Rob Palmer 


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Tabitb i Mi >e 

TABITHA MOE, '00. received 
her M.D. degree from the 
University of Missouri-Kansas City 
School of Medicine on Dec. 14. 
2(107. Her father. Dr. Richard Moe, 
VI. D.. Ph.D., presented the hood of 
her degree during the ceremony. 
She spent August 2007. in Ghana. 
West Africa, at the Ghana Baptist 
Medical Center in Nalerigu. and 
traveled into villages with personnel 
rom the public health department. 


Vangildei Family 

JULIE (DROWN), '01. and TJ 

VANGILDER announce the birth 
of their first child. Gracen James, on 
Oct. 16. 2006. He weighed 4 lbs., 
10 OZ., and was 21 ' inches long. 
TheVangilder family lives in 
Monroe, G.i.. where Julie runs a 
nanny agency called Dande 
Nannies, which she started about a 
\ear and a half ago. TJ runs Julie's 
father's business. 

Paul ami Vashri Meyer with Bryan graduates Julie Brasher, Priscilla 
Boehmei i ole. 

JENNY (NORTON), '01. and 

Emmett LONG announce the birth 
of their daughter. Natalie, on March 
29, 2007. Jenny now is a stay-at- 
home mom, while Emmett sells 
insurance. They continue to serve at 
their church in Rome, Ga. 


Paul Meyer were married Oct. 13. 
2007. in Birmingham. Ala. Bryan 
alumni in the wedding party includ- 
ed LESLEY COLE, '01, and 
bride's sister. Other alumni present 
included JULIE BRASHER, '99: 
LISA BOEHMER, '01; and 
'01. Paul is a captain in the U.S. 
Army, and the couple is living in 
Laurel. Md. 

CASSIE (SMITH), '02, and Greg 
PARSONS, with their sons Marcus 
and Luke, have moved from Dalton. 
Ga., to Jackson. Teim.. where Greg 
is working as a vice president for 
First Bank. 


received the Doctor of Osteopathic 
Medicine degree from Philadelphia 

College of Osteopathic Medicine 
on June 3. 2007. 

ANNA LUFI, '02x, recently was 
promoted to senior facilitator for 
mergers and acquisitions at Fifth 
Third Bank and named an officer 
of the bank. She also earned her 
MBA this past summer in organiza- 
tional development and psychology. 
Anna lives in Naples. Fla. 

JOSH, '03, and VANNIE 
(PHIN), '04x, LOWERY 

announce the birth of their daugh- 
ter. Ella Austen, on Dec. 15, 2007. 
Ella weighed 7 lbs.. 14 oz.. and was 
21 inches long. The Low cry family 
lives in Bothell, Wash. 

Jason Elery were married Oct. 13. 
2007. The Elerys live in Port St. 
John. Fla. 

AMY OPELT, '07x, were married 
May 27, 2006. Bryan alumni in the 
wedding party were SARAH 
OPELT, '06x;TIM OPELT, '04; 
and ROSS LEE, '07. Several Bryan 

van lite — 1 

alumni attended, including 
MITCH BOWER, '06; and 
EMILY COOK, '07. The 
MacCreadys live in Green Bay, 
Wise, where Eddie teaches guitar 
lessons and attends school for draft- 
ing and design, and Amy is writing. 


was promoted from specialist to ser- 
geant in the Army before be was 

dispatched to Iraq. He also has been 
assigned to an economic develop- 
ment team, which will help Iraqis 
in various ways in the community 
where they will be stationed. 
Nathan said he probably will be 
involved in banking and lending. 
He also writes that as he was in 
training, he started a "Rook epi- 
demic" and he and his team have 
been playing regularly, as he did 
when he was a student at Bryan. 


Boston, MA 

Phoenix, AZ 

Officer: David Starbuck, '03 

Being organized 

Charlotte, NC 

Richmond, VA 

Officer: James Arnettc. '90 

Officers: John Corcoran. '68 

Dayton, OH 

Barry Oilman, '69 

Officers: Tim Combs, '90 

Washington, DC 

Mark Combs, '79 

Officer: Lisanne Boling, '03 

Jackie Perseghetti. '82 

Alumni Council: 

Dayton, TN 

Ginny Schatz, '54 

Being organized 

Bud Schatz, "56 

Faith Heitzer, '69 

Kansas City, MO 

Officer: Tabitha Moe. '00 

Joe Runyon, '79 
Tom Branson. '80 

Knoxville, TN 

Officer: Miguel Ayllon. '04 

Ed Fickley. '89 
Barton Stone. '05x. 

Nashville, TN 

For information about your alumni 

Officers: Mark Robbins, 'So 

chapter or to help organize a chaptei 

Mary Pierce Ewing. '75 

in your area, contact the Alumni 
Office by email at ahmmitahryaii.ctln 

Orlando, FL 

or by phone at 423-775-7297. 

Officer: Lewis Alderman, '86 

Philadelphia, PA 

Officer: Abby Miller, '03 

Nathan Vlagnuson brought the Bryan 
( .ilk R idemic" to Iraq 

HUDSON ELLIS, '06. and 

were married Aug. 4. 2007. in 
Chattanooga. Tenn. Alumni in the 
wedding party included 
LONAS, '06; J.D. GEIB, '06; ALLI 
COOK, '07: and AMANDA 
SHERRIN, '07. Hudson is a law 
Student at the University of 
Tennessee College of Law and 
Rebecca works as a bank teller in 

AISHA, *06, and Chad 
HARBOUR announce the birth of 

their son, 

Abram Cole. | 

on Aug. 29. 

2007. Abram 

weighed 10 

lbs. 4 oz. and' 

was 21 1/4 

inches long. 

He joins big 

sister Ryane. 

5. The 

Harbour family lives in Ooltewah. 


Brandon Williams were married 
Nov. 3. 2007. The Williams family 
lives in Cliovetown, Ga. 

Ryane and \\ 

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With the 
V- Lord 

one ot the earliest Bryan students, 
died Dec. 2 1 . 2007, in Dayton. Tenn. 
She is survived by her daughter. 

Word has been received that MIL- 
'43X, died July 3,2007. 

Word has been received of the death 
GAN, '46. of Fort Walton Beach. 



'50. of Lake Forest. Calif, died Jan. 
3. She is survived by her husband, 
Kev. Harold Sells, and three 

Word has been received that 
VIRGINIA E. LAKE, '69. of 

Gardendale. Ala., has died. 

died July 29. 2007. He is survived 
by In-, wife, Michelle F. Moore, of 
Palmyra. Pa. 

THOMPSON, '78. of Dayton. 
Tenn.. died Nov. ( ). 2007. She is 
survived by her husband. Dr. Doyse 
Thompson, and three children. 


Milton. Ind.. died November 12. 
2007. She is survived by her 
daughters. Mary Ferris and JEA- 

JOYCE ARGO, '82H. long-time 
Bryan College food service 
owner/manager, died Nov. 27. 
2007. She is survived by her hus- 
band. DOYLE ARGO, '82H, and 
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